At least we can leave the True Blood-verse secure in the knowledge that Jessica and Hoyt are back together and Ginger -AT LONG LAST – finally got to bang Eric.
Sam’s girlfriend served as a timepiece this episode, reminding us that only three days have passed since the HepV attack. She also served as moral judge, deciding that having a party was a screwed up response to the recent events. However, these people have been through a serial killer, a homicidal maenad, witches, Russell Edgington, these HepV vampires, and a Republican governor. The people in Sookie’s house were the ones to live through it all. So, yeah. Let’s party.
After not having much of a social message for years, True Blood, in its last throes, has decided it once again wants to be the show that says things about America. Trouble is, it can’t focus on a train of thought. Maybe because, right now, there’s too much to say about too many screwed up things. I’ve narrowed it down to four Big! Messages!
Sheriff Andy couldn’t figure out to see where the dead girl came from to try to make a connection? Law enforcement is relying on Sookie’s knowledge of stuff she saw on Law & Order? Bon Temps never had a chance.
The only thing I recalled from last season was Eric Northman, naked and reading on a snowy mountain. You know, the best part of the season.
True Blood didn’t just jump the shark. True Blood tortured the shark. Then, True Blood jumped the shark, killed it, and made shark fin soup. Lastly, True Blood pooped out the shark fin soup. And that poop was converted into ink, with which this episode’s scripts were printed.
Yes, I loved Terry. I was sad to see him get killed off…..but, you know? He wasn’t a major character. He wasn’t a character of enough import to warrant spending half the episode on his funeral and clip show.
Fairies may put crystal chandeliers in trees and run a night club that plays only Abney Park, but other than that, all they do is flit around, hiding from vampires and pooping light.
I think I figured out what’s different about this season. It feels like the new showrunner is trying to clean up after the character mess created by Alan Ball and Friends.